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his mother's care. that's where gary nurenberg picks up the story and joins us live. >> reporter: this has become a sea of disbelief how neighbors wonder why a man so clearly close to his mother took his life. >> i can't believe it. >> reporter: she lives next to. he used the mother's last name at time and was known as warren davis. >> he was always there for her. if she had to go in an ambulance or anything, he rode with her. he never left her side. and i told her when she was walking out, she had a great son. this is just hard to believe. it's really hard. >> reporter: neighbors say he kept to himself but saw him now and then at church services just up the street. in her illness, he tried to give his mother a good quality of life. >> he had called about two months ago and wanted to know if i knew an address that would come because she wasn't able to come out but he wanted somebody to come to the house. so that was the kind of person he was. he didn't seem to know a lot of the neighbors. but he didn't bother anybody and he worked every day and just seemed like a decent person w
. >> it was like a domino effect and we were next on the line, but they saved us. >> reporter: her house was in direct line of firefighters powerful water blast. >> and my mom was actually in the house and she says she heard a loud noise. and so she gathered herself and my nieces and went outside and she said she couldn't see anything but black. >> reporter: behind the black, this house. >> my wife called me. she is outside and she walked into wal-mart. >> reporter: his wife arrived home from wal-mart just in time to see the flames and people evacuating. >> i was asleep and they woke me up and i came outside. >> reporter: no one was hurt. thankfully no one was inside the three houses destroyed. but a few people suffered smoke inhalation injuries in the area. just one much many concerns for a family who moved here only five months ago. >> last week my house -- saturday. >> reporter: the fire chief says the house didn't stand a chance given its proximity to the first house that caught on fire. >> the rate of flames spread in homes when they're this close is a concern to us. and we attempt
and a revolver. the same zip ties he used to tie the hands of carr and his girlfriend. then he used the gun to shoot him to death. >> it was senseless. >> senseless and cruel. i'm so sad. >> reporter: again, that was brittany morehouse reporting. in june, dave patent was arresting for assaulting steven carr outside this home. his court date was set for this thursday. he is now charged with second degree murder and is in fairfax jail without bond. >>> just hours from now polls will open and the mayor is in trouble. he is trailing. and tonight both men are chasing last minute votes and our own gary nurenberg was chasing both of them. he was on the campaign headquarters on 6th street to bring us up-to-date. >> reporter: you talk about in a few hours the polls are going to open. for many of the campaign workers on both sides, it's no sleep until the polls close tomorrow night. outside gray headquarters here, we asked why are you guys doing at this hour? the answer loading and unloading what appears to be hundreds of pounds of campaign literature. the blue signs presumably on their way to pollin
scene. >> reporter: using canine tracking, there was a video camera on the school that allowed them to figure out how many people were there, and roughly the direction they were heading in. >> reporter: police say whack posed with the murder weapon and poseed the pictures online as dna was found inside the victim's car. >> reporter: now, normally, under these kinds of circumstances, the accused would have gotten 15 to 25 years in prison, but the court decided to give him 30 years in prison because of the nature of the crime. reporting live, armando cruel. back to you. >>> well, if you really want to know who d.c.'s mayor was going to be last night, you likely had to sacrifice some sleep. the election results were surprisingly slow in coming, left a lot of us scratching our heads as to what was going on. >> as brittany morehouse explains, the city took an aggressive overhaul of the election process, something that may not have been quite ready for prime time. >> we're taking the long way around. >> reporter: as if he didn't have enough on his hands, he takes us room by room. >> perso
. brittany morehouse picks up the story and joins us live from greenbelt. brittany. >> reporter: anita, this is one of those stories where it just goes to show you don't have to know someone's name to really feel like you know someone. all of the young people in this apartment building off greenbelt road which is right near the nasa building talk about this woman who was killed found dead outside her old doorstep. she apparently was coming back here today to collect some belongings. >> it's sad because i knew her. she lived around here for a long time. >> reporter: no name, no picture. people who knew the woman found dead outside her old apartment are remembering her with fondness. she was especially sweet, they say, to young people. >> it's scary. in a neighborhood like this. especially when you have kids. this is some scary things. >> reporter: many people were frightened when they saw the woman hanging outside of the apartment complex. they say she was lying down in the ground in a pool of blood. >> it looked like she probably fainted and one hand was out like halfway like where the
, but we go by how it really impacts us. >> reporter: how does it impact you ? >> well, we have less going out. we have to be a little more cautious with our money because we don't know whether we're going to get laid off. >> reporter: some already have been laid off, like nicki who lost her job with an airline. she says that news about the recession, well, it sounds about right. >> i was unemployed in 2009. i got a job just a few months ago and i feel pretty good about things. >> reporter: pretty good after a rough year. >> it took about a year to finish my degree and to do the fellowship program. obviously it was worth it. but it was hard. >> reporter: now it's hard watching her kids suffer. >> my son is having a hard time finding a job. >> reporter: and her family seems to epitomize what i found on a one-block radius here in columbia heights. a tail of bitter passing sweet. the unemployed sitting across from a small business owner who received stimulus money. >> i'm on food stamps which i never thought i would be. >> if i'm not shocked, the definition is the recession is over but clearl
. no matter what, it's all about the children. >> reporter: elaine parker says she used to work with armstrong who other friends say lately was struggling financially. >> somewhere june and may she was out of electricity and stuff. and she was trying to get money together. >> reporter: they had a broken water line and apparently it was leaking into our kitchen. >> reporter: kevin roberts lives next door. his place is totally destroyed as he tries to salvage what he can in the dark, he counts his blessing that both he and his roommate were at when the fire started. >> i thought this was a movie. it didn't look real to me. i am in shock, disbelief and -- >> reporter: his voice trails off as he tries to find words to describe how he feels about his neighbors who did not survive. brittany morehouse, 9news now. >> and as of right now, we have no idea what caused that fire. the fairfax county firefighters are still investigating it. >>> new at 11:00, mother nature caused some problems for one montgomery county family tonight. take a look at this. high winds blew this tree down on a home in wheaton.
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